Medicare regions please large insurers, but

Wechsler, Jill
January 2005
Managed Healthcare Executive;Jan2005, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p10
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The article reports that the scheme devised by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for dividing the nation into regions for offering Medicare preferred provider organizations (PPOs) and prescription drug plans is drawing criticism on all sides. This probably means that CMS did a reasonable job. At the same time, CMS tried to keep regions small enough so that plans would not be overwhelmed when signing up seniors and providing required services by the January 2006 start-up date.


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